Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes are easy to make and also free from dairy and nuts. Sometimes I add fresh or frozen blueberries to the mix with fabulous results! If you should happen to have leftovers, they'll freeze well.
Do Pancakes Have Gluten in Them?
Regular pancakes have gluten in them - lots of gluten! If you need to be gluten free - or even if you don't - you can now enjoy light, fluffy pancakes! I'll give the exact flour combination to use for best pancakes results. Read more about the characteristics of the various gluten free flours.
I don't make separate gluten free pancakes for myself when I'm serving pancakes to people who do consume gluten. These are good enough for everyone! We all enjoy them together.
Simple Gluten Free Pancakes
Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes is a great basic, starter pancake recipe for you to have with your favourite fruit, meat, and toppings. Whether you pile them high with fruit and whipped cream, enjoy them with bacon or sausage, or simply appreciate a stack of plain, hot pancakes, drizzled with pure maple syrup, this is a recipe for you to return to regularly. You probably already have the flours on hand if you're gluten free.
Dairy Free Pancakes
While this recipe itself is dairy free, I enjoy a little butter melted over my pancakes along with maple syrup. I have been diagnosed as being casein-intolerant. Unlike lactose, a sugar, casein is the protein in dairy. Because butter is the fat of milk, I'm able to eat it! That makes me very happy! I can also consume goat and sheep dairy, because they have a different type of casein from that of cows' milk. You might be able to determine if you have a similar issue by following the Elimination Diet Meal Plan and then separating out butter from other dairy.
How Do You Make Pancakes Fluffier?
While not over mixing your batter and possibly even beating egg whites separately will help to make regular pancakes fluffier, those steps are not necessary for these gluten free pancakes. Simply whisking up the batter in one bowl according to the directions will yield lovely fluffy pancakes!
Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes
Whisk the dry ingredients together.
Add an egg to the well.
Whisk to break up the egg.
Add the other wet ingredients into the mix.
Whisk everything together until smooth.
Cook until small bubbles form.
Flip and cook on second side. Enjoy!
How to Cook Gluten Free Pancakes
I cook pancakes at home on two well-seasoned cast iron skillets. With two of them going at the same time, it doesn't take long to whip up a batch of pancakes. If we're away in our motorhome where I keep only one cast iron skillet, it takes just a little bit longer to make pancakes.
One time, I made these pancakes at a friend's house. They have a beautiful, nonstick electric griddle (affiliate link) like this one, and I was able to cook all eight pancakes at once. The temperature was perfect, and every single one turned out well! Since I've used it, I'm tempted to put one on my own Amazon wish list!
More Gluten Free Breakfasts You Might Like
- Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
- Omelette Muffins
- Sweet and Salty Gluten Free Granola
- Instant Pot Porridge
- Almond Teff Pancakes
- Gluten Free Granola
- Sorghum Pancakes
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- ⅓ cup gluten free oat flour
- ⅓ cup tapioca flour
- ⅓ cup brown rice flour
- 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup nondairy milk (Use coconut milk from the carton for nut free.)
- Add dry ingredients (the first 7 on the list) to a mixing bowl. Whisk them together and make a well in the centre.
- Drop an egg into the well in the centre. Break it up with the whisk.
- Add the oil, vanilla, and coconut milk to the egg in the centre. Whisk them together, gradually incorporating the dry ingredients. Keep whisking until all of the ingredients are blended together.
- Heat a well-seasoned, lightly oiled cast iron skillet, nonstick pan, or a griddle to medium-low or medium heat. Add a little avocado oil to keep pancakes from sticking. Test the temperature by dropping just a drop of batter onto the hot pan. You want it to start to cook immediately without burning right away.
- Ladle ¼ cup batter onto pan or griddle for each pancake. Cook until it starts to look dry around the edges and bubbles form on top. Flip over and cook on second side. Keep warm to serve.